Teaching at the Desk: Toward a Reference Pedagogy. (Article, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Teaching at the Desk: Toward a Reference Pedagogy.

Author: James K Elmborg
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:portal: Libraries and the Academy, v2 n3 (Jul 2002): 455-64
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Proposes that academic librarians use constructivist learning theory, primarily composition theory, to develop a pedagogy for the reference desk. Implies that reference is a form of teaching, and that to maximize their educational effectiveness, academic librarians need to approach reference transactions as academic conferences where teaching and learning take place. (Author/LRW)
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: James K Elmborg
ISSN:1531-2542
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 425030815
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Proposes that academic librarians use constructivist learning theory, primarily composition theory, to develop a pedagogy for the reference desk. Implies that reference is a form of teaching, and that to maximize their educational effectiveness, academic librarians need to approach reference transactions as academic conferences where teaching and learning take place. (Author/LRW)

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